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Sumter officers make drug arrest, ending months-long investigation

SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 6/26/20

Following a several months-long investigation, a Sumter man is being held on a $250,000 surety bond after the Sumter Police Department arrested him on drug charges Thursday.

Nicholas Keith …

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Sumter officers make drug arrest, ending months-long investigation

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Following a several months-long investigation, a Sumter man is being held on a $250,000 surety bond after the Sumter Police Department arrested him on drug charges Thursday.

Nicholas Keith Scudder, 23, of Daufuskie Road, was charged with first-offense distribution of marijuana, two counts of first-offense possession of a controlled substance and first-offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department. 

During a search of the home, officers found a quantity of Xanax, handguns, multiple magazines, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and more than $700 in cash, McGirt said. 

Scudder was reportedly out on bond for previous arrests in the city and county. Earlier this month, he was charged by the police department with discharging a firearm in the city limits and unlawful carrying of a pistol after receiving complaints of gunfire in the Terry Road and Lower Lake Drive area, McGirt said. 

Scudder is being held in the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.